Report: #273146

Complaint Review: Westwood College

  • Submitted: Fri, September 07, 2007
  • Updated: Thu, January 10, 2008
  • Reported By: Somewhere Illinois
  • Westwood College
    7155 Janes Avenue
    Woodridge, Illinois
    U.S.A.

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I recently attended Westwood College in the begining of 2007 and I thought everything was fine. They welcomed me with open arms and told me everything I wanted to hear. Only to discover that four months later a student loan I was told was approved actually was not.

The loan provider that Westwood claims it uses is Sallie Mae. The student aid department had told me that no loans were ever approved for me, however, no one told me while I was attending their school. Now that I have withdrawn from Westwood, and transfered to the University of Phoenix, I am now recieving loan notes to pay back the tuition that I thought that the student loan was to cover.

The times I have called to their student aid office I am met with either having to leave voicemails or that particular person is either "busy" or on another "phone call" this is very nerve racking. When I finally talked to someone they basically told me that there was a mix up with the student loans and in fact that there were a handful of students whose loans were approved from Sallie Mae but that there were not enough funds to disperse among all the students who were actually approved.

So now because I was never approved for any student loans I am supposed to pay back the tuition to this company called APEX LOAN PROGRAM. The thing that really upsets me is that before I even started any classes I was told to use a co-signer for the student loans. I had told them several times that I did not have any, and they insisted that I find at least three co-signers and this way I would be denied three times and the student aid department would put me in a "special program" to assist me with the tuition.

I would caution anyone that is interested in going to college to pay close attention to this story. Research your potential schools before you enter into any agreements.

I hope that this story sparks an investigation into the shady practices that this particular institution engages in. Taking advantage of students and their credit.

Recent Student
Somewhere, Illinois
U.S.A.
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#1 Author of original report

Westwood College- Woodridge, IL. "Loan Situation Has Been Resolved"

AUTHOR: Rudy - (U.S.A.)

I am most pleased to report that I have been contacted by the Westwood College Financial Aid Department and have had this misunderstanding resolved. In fact I was offered one of two options to resolve this situation, and both options were to my benefit entirely. I am pleased to say that this situation has been handled with the upmost professionalism and am happy that everything has been worked out between myself and Westwood College.
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#2 Author of original report

Westwood College- Woodridge, IL. "Loan Situation Has Been Resolved"

AUTHOR: Rudy - (U.S.A.)

I am most pleased to report that I have been contacted by the Westwood College Financial Aid Department and have had this misunderstanding resolved. In fact I was offered one of two options to resolve this situation, and both options were to my benefit entirely. I am pleased to say that this situation has been handled with the upmost professionalism and am happy that everything has been worked out between myself and Westwood College.
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#3 Author of original report

Westwood College- Woodridge, IL. "Loan Situation Has Been Resolved"

AUTHOR: Rudy - (U.S.A.)

I am most pleased to report that I have been contacted by the Westwood College Financial Aid Department and have had this misunderstanding resolved. In fact I was offered one of two options to resolve this situation, and both options were to my benefit entirely. I am pleased to say that this situation has been handled with the upmost professionalism and am happy that everything has been worked out between myself and Westwood College.
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#4 Author of original report

"Student Loan has been Resolved"

AUTHOR: Rudy - (U.S.A.)

I am happy to report that I have been contacted by the Westwood College Financial Aid Department. I have been offered one of two options which were both to my benefit entirely. This matter has been resolved and both myself and the WW College Financial Aid Dept. have argreed on terms to resolve this matter. I have to admit this situation has been handled with the utmost professionalism.
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